Monday, 10 February 2020 11:19

ISN Attends WHO Executive Board Meeting

ISN was invited and pleased to attend the 146th Session of the Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organization (WHO) from February 3-8, 2020.

This year the EB Meeting addressed topics extremely relevant to kidney patients, such as the advancement of primary care and the implementation of the recent Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

In this context, ISN called on the WHO and Member States to recognize the immense burden of kidney disease worldwide and asked for urgent measures to ensure that kidney health is fully integrated in national NCD plans.

Concerning the EB meeting, Charu Malik, ISN Executive Director, commented: “ISN is proud to represent the kidney health community. We call for an integrated approach to kidney care that is people-centered and leaves no one behind. Action is needed now for the 850 million people affected by kidney disease globally!

Read the oral statements ISN made at the EB meeting here:

Statement on Item 146.6

Statement on Item 146.5

Statement on Item 146.22.3

Statement on item 146.7.2

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